Horsford Benefice Weekly News Sheet

Parishes of Felthorpe, Hevingham & Horsford

The Sunday before Lent
11th February 2018

“Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “please let me inherit a double share of your spirit” 2 Kings 2:9

We hope you will enjoy your time with us as we come together to worship God. Please stay after the service for coffee and a chat. If you have any questions, please ask and we will be happy to help.


Readings this week – The Last Sunday Before Lent

2 Kings 2:1-12; 2 Corinthians 4:3 – 6; Mark 9:2-9

Readings for next week – The First Sunday of Lent
Genesis 9:8-17; 1 Peter 3:18 to end; Mark 1:9-15

Diocesan Lent Appeal

The Diocesan Lent Appeal this year is supporting a remote community in Papua New Guinea to help develop a church, for work amongst young people and supporting those who serve the village of Simbai. Please take a leaflet and prayer card. There are stickers for collection jars during the Lent period.

Ash Wednesday Communion: This Wednesday

10.30am and 7.00pm, Horsford Church

Both services will include the imposition of ashes. Do come along and join in the start of Lent together.

Easter Cards

We will be delivering cards to every home in the Benefice during March. The cost of £120 has been covered by 2 anonymous donors which is wonderful. All those who can help with the delivery in Horsford please sign up. In Felthorpe the cards will be distributed with the Parish News and with the Hevingham News in Hevingham.

Lent Course starts Tuesday 20 January, 2.30pm, in the Methodist Church.

This is being held jointly with the Methodist congregation. Full details next week.

Would you like to be confirmed?

When Bishop Graham comes on 10 June, there will be an opportunity for confirmations to take place. If you are interested and would like to explore further, please chat to Margaret or any of the ministry team.  

Horsford Small Change Jars
An amazing £226.13 has been collected from people in the period of Easter Monday 2017 until the end of January this year. Thank you to everyone who took part in this fund raising.


Shop at Tesco ……

……..if you would like to help raise money towards the toilet and servery project at Felthorpe Church. Our project is one of several selected causes where customers will decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project each time they shop. please shop at one of the Tesco stores listed below before Wednesday 28 February and vote. We will know by the end of March the amount of funding we have received. The project with the highest number of votes across the region will receive £4,000, the second placed project £2,000 and the third placed project £1,000.

Drayton - NR8 6PT SS

Hethersett - Express NR9 3AB

Norwich Acres Way Express - NR8 6AX

Taverham Express - NR8 6AD

Benefice Breakfast – There’s a new menu and new dates arranged; do take a leaflet today.irmation. Do pray for her and her family, as she prepares for a significant time in her journey of faith.

Pray  for…

.....Mission 2021 Strategy and Vision for each of our Parishes;

….for those who clean our churches, giving thanks for their hard work

….for those who arrange the flowers to make our churches so beautiful

….The Deanery Clergy meeting together Tuesday morning

….the staff and children on half term holiday

….Sharon and Shane renewing their wedding vows in Hevingham Church on the 24 February  

….the wedding couples Margaret is currently meeting, getting married in 2019 and 2020


Services for the next 4 weeks






11 February

8.45 am
Holy Communion


10.00 am
Morning Worship
4.00 pm

11.00 am
Holy Communion

18 February

8.45 am
Holy Communion


10.00 am
Holy Communion


11.00 am
Morning Worship

25 February

8.45 am
Holy Communion


10.00 am
Morning Worship

With baptism

11.00 am
Holy Communion

4 March


Evensong BCP


Holy Communion


Morning Worship

Weekday Morning Prayer     

9.00 am 

Mon – Horsford; Tues – Felthorpe; Wed - Hevingham

Mid-Week Communion

This week is on Wednesday, 10.30am and 7pm

Ash Wednesday  


Our Benefice Team:


Rev Margaret McPhee

1B Gordon Godfrey Way, Horsford NR10 3SG

01603 893108

                            Day off: Thursday


Associate Priest:

Rev Garry Goodman

01603 279393


Assistant Priest:


Rev Wendy Saunders


01603 920332

Lay Readers:


Richard McPhee     



01603 893108


Church Wardens:




Brian Rowlands

Mike Delph

Derek Muspratt

Wendy Tooby

01603 754763

01603 754427

01603 755432

01603 897240


        For enquiries about baptisms, weddings and funerals please
        contact Rev Margaret.


If you would like to contribute to the Weekly News Sheet,

please contact Liz Sankey by Wednesday 5:00 pm


Benefice Website………

Website reps

Felthorpe: Mike Young

Hevingham: Sue Muspratt

Horsford: Shirley Mather

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